2021 Leagues Cup, Quarterfinals
  • Valentín Castellanos (61')
  • Rogério (71')
Pumas UNAM advance 3-2 on penalties
Pumas UNAM advance 3-2 on penalties

Pumas eliminate New York City FC from Leagues Cup on penalties

Pumas UNAM eliminated New York City FC from the 2021 Leagues Cup on Wednesday 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

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In a quarterfinal that was delayed by three hours due to severe weather, Taty Castellanos and Rogerio scored for their respective sides in normal time.

Both keepers were up to the task in the resulting shootout, saving four of the first six shots, before Sebastian Saucedo managed to send his shot past NYCFC custodian Sean Johnson to seal the win for the Liga MX side.

"There was one team on the pitch today for almost 90 minutes," head coach Ronny Deila said. "If we do this performance over time, then it's going to come because we are a young team and we are learning all the time.

"But we know also once you give Pumas time, they are good football players and they put the ball into the net once you leave the space. So the learning from these games gives you confidence that we are capable of beating teams like this. At the same time, a good performance and they need only one chance and you need to bury your own chances."